Simple House

The mission of Simple House is to assist Wichita’s poor and homeless with emergency food and clothing, so we can build relationships and demonstrate Christ’s love through service. About 25 people from area churches and organizations volunteer. Other area congregations of the churches of Christ also support this ministry

Simple House Needs List includes canned foods (particularly peanut butter and other protein-rich foods), cereals, personal hygiene products, canned vegetables and fruit, canned meats, and other goods with long shelf lives.

Simple House is a way of reaching people. In addition, it fulfills the spirit of Scripture. James tells us about religion: “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” This principle tells us that goodness that is acceptable to God is serving the needs of those who can’t serve themselves. Simple House is such a ministry.

We offered the house next door to Riverwalk to use for this ministry. They accepted our offer. We felt that this would serve both Riverwalk’s need for a new place for outreach, and it might help us to attract people to the Lord. If people see that we care for them, perhaps this would open their hearts to the gospel

Simple House is in need of items listed above. You can bring these items and we’ll see that they get them. They also are looking for volunteers who can assist in the ministry itself. This could be an opportunity for you to serve. (Look for more information next week.)

Charles Bishop